We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
“There's as much crookedness as you want to find. There was something Abraham Lincoln said - he'd rather trust and be disappointed than distrust and be miserable all the time. Maybe I trusted too much.”~John Wooden
The most fertile legacy of Dr. Axelrod's original [prisoner's dilemma] tournaments was the discovery of what is, in almost all circumstances, the best strategy for playing the prisoner's dilemma. It is called ''Tit for Tat,'' and it can be summed up this way: Do unto your opponent as he has just done unto you.
Vic Morrow's tommy gun